Friday, January 18, 2019

Pelosi Was Going To Fly With A Military Aircraft While Fed Workers Are Out of Work .... Trump Put an End To This Hypocracy!

She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad.
The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing their political powers from opposite
ends of Pennsylvania Avenue as the negotiations to end the monthlong
 partial government shutdown remain stalled.

In dramatic fashion, Trump issued a letter to Pelosi on Thursday, just before she and other lawmakers were set to depart on the 
previously undisclosed trip to Afghanistan and Brussels. Trump belittled the trip as a “public relations event” — even though he
 had just made a similar warzone stop — and said it would be 
best if Pelosi remained in Washington to negotiate to reopen the government.
“Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative,” wrote 
Trump, who had been smarting since Pelosi, the day before, 
called on him to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union address 
due to the shutdown.
Denying military aircraft to a senior lawmaker — let alone the 
speaker, who is second in line to the White House, traveling to a combat region — is very rare. Lawmakers were caught off guard. 
A bus to ferry the legislators to their departure idled outside the Capitol on Thursday afternoon.
The political tit-for-tat between Trump and Pelosi laid bare how
 the government-wide crisis has devolved into an intensely 
pointed clash between two leaders both determined to prevail. 
It took place as hundreds of thousands of federal workers go 
without pay and Washington’s routine protocols — a president’s speech to Congress, a lawmaker’s official trip — became collateral damage.
Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said the speaker planned to 
travel to Afghanistan and Brussels to thank service members and 
obtain briefings on national security and intelligence “from those 
on the front lines.” He noted Trump had traveled to Iraq during
 the shutdown and said a Republican-led congressional trip also
 had taken place.
Trump’s move was the latest example of his extraordinary
 willingness to tether U.S. government resources to his political 
needs. He has publicly urged the Justice Department to 
investigate political opponents and threatened to cut disaster aid 
to Puerto Rico amid a spat with the island territory’s leaders.
For security reasons, Pelosi would normally make such a trip on 
a military aircraft supplied by the Pentagon. According to a 
defense official, Pelosi did request Defense Department support
 for overseas travel and it was initially approved. The official 
wasn’t authorized to speak by name about the matter, so spoke 
on condition of anonymity.
The official said the president does have the authority to cancel 
the use of military aircraft.
Rep. Adam Schiff of California slammed Trump for revealing the closely held travel plans. “I think the president’s decision to 
disclose a trip the speaker’s making to a war zone was 
completely and utterly irresponsible in every way,” Schiff said.
Trump’s trip to Iraq after Christmas was not disclosed in
 advance for security reasons.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said 
Trump wanted Pelosi to stay in Washington before Tuesday, a deadline to prepare the next round of paychecks for federal 


Anonymous said...

Well Melania is flying back and forth to Florida on the taxpayer's dime, not to mention her big bucks trimp to Africa. Trump flew to the border for a photo-op. Drop the double standards.

Dusiznies said...

You are comparing the President of the USA and his wife to Pelosi??????
LOL HA Ha Ha.....

Anonymous said...

Anonymous #1, what makes you say she flew to Florida with taxpayer's money? President Trump is known to pay for many expenses, and this might be another one.

#2 responded well, how can you compare the President to such a low woman?